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4th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Sustainable Business Network of MA

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

4th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Session I Jun 12, 2015 $48.00 $1.95
Session II Jun 13, 2015 $48.00 $1.95
Session III Jun 13, 2015 $48.00 $1.95
Date Night! (Tickets for 2) Session I - Friday, June 12, 6:30-9:30pm   more info Jun 12, 2015 $89.00 $2.77
Date Night! (Tickets for 2) Session II - Saturday, June 13, 3-6:00pm   more info Jun 12, 2015 $89.00 $2.77
Date Night! (Tickets for 2) Session III - Saturday, June 13, 7-10:00pm   more info Jun 12, 2015 $89.00 $2.77

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Calling for local craft brew and homebrew fans, brew hobbyists, foodies, localvores, young entrepreneurs, and the curious minded!

4th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest
with a special Beer on Cask Tasting on Friday Night!

3 Sessions
Friday, June 12, 2015, 6:30 - 9:30pm plus Cask-conditioned beers from selective brewers
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 3:00 - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 7:00 - 10:00pm

What is Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest?

Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is an annual tasting fundraiser presented by Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (SBN) that highlights and promotes local brewers of beer, newly established breweries, cider & mead, artisan beverage makers, and local food vendors.

Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest is a unique event that not only showcases local beverage producers, but also showcases local brews incorporating local ingredients. SBN's definition of local starts in Massachusetts and encompasses all of New England. Hyper-Local means local producers (from New England) making products with ingredients from New England. Examples in the past have included brews made with local hops, apples, cranberries, grapes and even local oysters. While having unlimited 2oz tastings from local brewers, you can also sample and purchase delicious local food from vendors like Valicenti Organico, Red Lentil, Taza Chocolate, and more.

What makes Friday night special?
Join us on Friday night for Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest with a special Beer on Cask Tasting “conditioned” by Randy Baril, Head Cellarman of NERAX (the New England Real Ale eXhibition). Try unfiltered and unpasteurised beer with no nitrogen or carbon dioxide added! Compare with the commercial version and tell us which one you love. The Showcase, also featuring a Small Batches Jamboree, will open dialogues between craft brewers, brew fans, and the curious-minded to experiment and learn what is available in the New England region for making their products. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn more about making small batches and homebrewing. Additionally, attendees will get the chance to interact with other aspiring brewers, hear from experts, and taste a selection of the brews that will be showcased during the Saturday Sessions.

In doubt? Attend both days!

What is cask-conditioned beer?

Cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised beer which is conditioned (including secondary fermentation) and served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. [1] Cask-conditioned beer served at Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest will be brewed by selected participating local breweries, who will also bring store bought versions to sample at the event. Pretty cool, right?

SBN Boston Local Food Program
This event is a celebration of local craft brews in conjunction with SBN's Boston Local Food Programs. The goal of SBN’s Boston Local Food Program is to transform the local food system by raising awareness about the abundance of wonderful locally grown and produced products in Massachusetts and New England and by encouraging individual consumers, food and beverage producers, and vendors to Think Local First. Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest presents a great opportunity to build the bridge between local producers and consumers of craft brews in advancing the local food system.

What's included with admission price?
+ Cask-conditioned beer from selected local brewers on Friday only
+ Small batches and special brews from selected vendors on all sessions
+ Unlimited tastings from our participating brewers, craft brewers, cideries, meaderies, artisan beverage             vendors

+ Complimentary local food samples and serving sizes for sale for only $6 or less
+ Free homebrewing demos, lectures, and instructions from local homebrew clubs
+ Live music and entertainment
+ Festival Guide with listing of all vendors
+ Compostable tasting cup and untensils
+ Supporting the local food movement by raising much needed funds for the Boston Local Food Program

Refund Policy - All ticket sales are non-refundable. Please note this is a 21+ event and all attendees must have a valid ID to enter The Armory (no exceptions). To exchange ticket, please visit:





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Please note it is only a partial list. More vendors are coming, stay tuned!

 Beer                                                                * Cask-conditioned beer is for Friday only




 Aeronaut Brewing - All Sessions

 Plus Cask-conditioned* beers to come

 Bad Martha Beer - All Sessions

 Stay tuned for the good beers from Bad Matha!
 Plus Cask-conditioned* beers to come 

Baxter Brewing Co. - All Sessions

Stowaway I.P.A, 6.9% ABV
Summer Swelter, 4.7% ABV

Blue Hills Brewery - Sat. Sessions

Watermelon Wheat - Fruit beer - 4.8% ABV 
Blue Hill IPA - IPA - 6.6% ABV
Quarter Mile Double IPA - IPA - 8.0% ABV


Brewmaster Jack - All Sessions

Stray Dog Lager - Amber Lager - 4.5% ABV
Ambrewsia IPA - India Pale Ale, 7.0% ABV
Total Eclipse - American Porter, 6.0% ABV
Hoppiness is a Warm Pun - 8.2% ABV

Cambridge Brewing Company - Sat. Only

Remain in Light - Pilsner, 5% ABV
Flower Child IPA - IPA, 6.5% ABV
Tripel Threat - Belgian Style Tripel, 10% ABV
Audacity of Hops - Belgian Style double IPA, 8.5% ABV
Cambridge Hefe Weizen - Mass grown wheat 5% ABV

 Cold Harbor Brewing Company - Fri. Only

 Hadley's Best Bitter - 4.5% ABV (Cask-conditioned*)
 Red Tractor Pale Ale - 5.7% ABV (Cask-conditioned*)


Down the Road Brewery - All Sessions

Pukwudgie Pale Ale, 4.8% ABV
Rasenmäher Kölsch, 4% ABV
Plus Cask-conditioned* beers to come


Hopsters - All Sessions

English Bob, Extra Special Bitter, 5.5% ABV (Cask-conditioned*)
Endless Vacation, Belgian Table Beer, 4% ABV
Newtonian, Double IPA, 8% ABV

Independent Fermentations - Sat. Sessions

Honey Tripel, 9% ABV 
Boat For Sale Pale Ale, 7% ABV 


Mayflower Brewing Company - Fri. Only

Mayflower Summer Rye Ale, 3.8% ABV (Cask-conditioned*)
Mayflower Summer Rye Ale, 3.8% ABV
Mayflower Golden Ale, 4.5% ABV
Mayflower IPA, 6.1% ABV


Notch Brewing - Fri. Only

Local session beers! 

 Peak Organic Brewing Company - All Sessions

 All the awesome local, orgnic beer 
 Plus Cask-conditioned* beers to come 


 Rapscallion Brewery - Sat. Only

 Rye IPA
 Acton Ale 


 Samuel Adams - All sessions

 Chocolate Orange Stout, 6.8% ABV
 American Kriek, 7.0% ABV
 Plus Cask-conditioned* beers to come  

 SpikedSeltzer - Fri. Only

 Cape Cod Cranberry - 6% ABV
 West Indies Lime - 6% ABV
 Indian River Grapefruit - 6% ABV
 Valencia Orange - 6% ABV

   * Cask-conditioned beer is for Friday only



Westport River Vineyard & Winery - All Sessions

Farmers Fizz - 10.5% ABV
Farmers Fizz is a Prosecco-style Chardonnay created with 100% estate-grown Chardonnay from our vineyard in Westport, MA. 




 Moonlight Meadery - All Sessions

 Kurt's Apple Pie, mead - 16.8% ABV
 Desire, mead 16.7% ABV
 Fling, mead 14% ABV
 Red Dress, mead 13.4% ABV

 Artifact Cider Project - All Sessions
 New World - 6% ABV
 Wild Thing - 6% ABV 




Bantam Cider - Sat. Sessions

Wunderkind Cider- 6.0% ABV
Rojo Cider - 5.4% ABV
The Americain Cider - 5.1% ABV

 Cider Creek Hard Cider - All Sessions

 Original Farmhouse Cider - 6.9% ABV
 Saison Reserve Cider - 6.9% ABV


 Downeast Cider House - All Sessions

 Original Blend Hard Cider - 5.1% ABV
 Unoriginal Blend - 5.5% ABV
 Hard Lemonade - 5.1% ABV


 Far from the Tree - All Sessions

 Stay tuned for their new line of off-dry ciders! 


 Moonlight Meadery - All Sessions

 How do you like them Apples, cider 13.3% ABV

 Artisan Beverage  

 Life Force/Jubalí - All Sessions

 Locally Sourced Raw, Organic:
 -Non-dairy smoothies
 -Herbal infusions
 -Fresh nut milks (almond, hemp)  

 Food (for purchase at $6 or less plus sampling)  

Big Rock Oyster - All Sessions

Delicious local oysters and littlenecks on the half-shell

 Fancypants Bakery - Fri. Only

 Mini Crunch! Cookies
 Brown Sugar Oatmeal 
 Double Chocolate 
 Chocolate Chip 
 Vanilla Sugar   


 Nola's Fresh Foods - All Sessions

 Salsa Fresca
 Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa 


 Q's Nuts - All Sessions

 Roasted nuts 

   Singh's Roti Shop - All Sessions

 Taza Chocolate - Fri. Only

 All Taza stone ground, organic, and delicious chocolate

Have questions about 4th Annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest? Contact Sustainable Business Network of MA

When & Where

The Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 6:30 PM - Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 10:00 PM (EDT)

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